We are proud to offer enhanced training in point of care ultrasound (POCUS). We have recently obtained several educational grants to support POCUS training at NL EMMC. This funding will allow us to move toward integration of ultrasound into family medicine residency training. We use a number of handheld as well as laptop ultrasound units for bedside imaging to augment our physical exam and enhance patient care. For those desiring a pathway to credentialing in point of care ultrasound, a more intense experience will also be offered.
We additionally are adding imaging guidance by ultrasound for a wide array of procedures to improve safety. Ultrasound didactics and workshops for Residents are complemented by learning in real-time with patient care and elective rotations in POCUS.